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20 dead, 30 still missing in Canada train disaster: police

Scorched oil tankers remain on July 10, 2013 at the train derailment site in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Twenty people have been confirmed dead and 30 others remain unaccounted for following the train disaster in Canada's Quebec province, police said Wednesday.

Scorched oil tankers remain on July 10, 2013 at the train derailment site in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Twenty people have been confirmed dead and 30 others remain unaccounted for following the train disaster in Canada's Quebec province, police said Wednesday.  (AFP)

Twenty people have been confirmed dead and 30 others remain unaccounted for following the train disaster in Canada's Quebec province, police said Wednesday.

Quebec provincial police inspector Michel Forget said a total of 50 people were "missing and most probably dead in this tragedy."

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